Faculty Lecturer

ART 147
work phone: 2508079961
mobile: 2503076927

BIOGRAPHY

My FNP background is:

  • Family Medicine (rural US)

My RN clinical background is:

  • Nurse Educator (US and Canada)
    • Nurse Practitioners (MSN)
    • BSN
    • ADN
    • LPN
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Critical care:
    • ICU – trauma/neuro/surgical
    • Emergency
    • CCU
  • Hematology oncology/bone marrow transplant
  • Palliative care

“Success is making a difference in the lives of others.  Happiness is watching them grow because of it – Make a difference”.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

MSN Nursing Education, University of Texas at Arlington – 1999
FNP Family Practice, University of Texas at Arlington  – 1999
BSN Nursing, University of British Columbia – 1993
Arts French, University of Victoria – 1990


AWARDS & HONOURS
  • Teaching Honour Roll Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation – recognizes faculty who are consistently acknowledged by students as an effective teacher and who had achieved a position in the top 10% of Faculty at UBC Okanagan, April 2018
  • Golden Apple Award – recognizes instructors/professors that promote a positive wellbeing in the classroom. Chosen as one of 14 candidates selected from 100 nominations demonstrating support for students in the academic environment (UBC & UBCO), March 2018
  • Golden Apple Award – recognizes instructors/professors that promote a positive wellbeing in the classroom. UBC Voice Campus Health Project, November 2016

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Pharmacology in nursing education

Student evaluations in nursing education

 


EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TEACHING

NCSBN consultant for NCLEX examination development – 2018

Pharmacological consultation

Nurse Practitioner resource

Specialty of Academic Teaching:

  • Pharmacology
  • Leadership/Group Projects (yr 4)

Specialty of Clinical Teaching:

  • Surgical (yr 3)
  • Preceptorships (yr 4)
  • Medical (yr 2)

CURRENT AREAS OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Developed pharmacology curriculum/course


PUBLICATIONS

2020 –  The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Measuring student responses in and instructors’ perceptions of student evaluation of teaching, pre and post intervention

2019 – Nurse Education Today – Best Practice for teaching pharmacology in undergraduate nursing

2012 – UBCO – Reporting and Assessment Clinical Tool.

2011 – IHA – Vernon Jubilee Hospital Clinical Resources

2006 – Midwifery assessment video (Training DVD)

1999 – The role of the nurse practitioner in nursing education

1998 – Unpublished research publication – (HIV and standard/universal precautions)